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Storey's curious compendium of practical and obscure skills : 214 things you can actually learn how to do.

Storey Publishing, (issuing body.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635861914
  • ISBN: 1635861918
  • Physical Description: 344 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The How-To Experts at Storey Publishing."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (paged 338-341) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Welcome -- Build a Fire Pit for Outdoor Roasting -- Smoke Meat on the Stove -- Make More Houseplants for Free -- Build a Self-Watering Container for Houseplants -- Make a Terrarium -- Stitch Leather -- Make a Leather Belt -- Mount a Horse -- Dismount a Horse in an Emergency -- Predict the Weather by the Clouds -- Navigate by the Sun, Moon, and Stars -- Make Probiotic Pickles -- Make Sauerkraut -- Make Tempeh -- Grow a Straw Bale Garden -- Grow Vegetables in Bags -- Grow Upside-Down Vegetables in a 5-Gallon Bucket -- Dye Your Hair with Herbs -- Make Toothpaste and Hair Conditioner -- Learn about Nature by Drawing It -- Make Prints from Nature -- Weave a Paper Basket -- Make Paper in a Tin Can -- Make a Pop-Up Paper Lantern -- Make a Flowerpot Smoker -- Bake Bread in a Flowerpot -- Tell the Difference Between a Sheep and a Goat -- Milk a Goat -- Make Greek Yogurt -- Make Farmhouse Cheddar -- Restore a Forgotten Fruit Tree -- Growing a Fruiting Espalier -- Carve a Wooden Spoon -- Braid a Rug -- Know Your Honey Bees -- Put Together a Beehive -- Extract Honey -- Make Medicinal Honey -- Make a Water Filter from a 2-Liter Bottle
Make Toothpaste and Hair Conditioner -- Learn about Nature by Drawing It -- Make Prints from Nature -- Weave a Paper Basket -- Make Paper in a Tin Can -- Make a Pop-Up Paper Lantern -- Make a Flowerpot Smoker -- Bake Bread in a Flowerpot -- Tell the Difference Between a Sheep and a Goat -- Milk a Goat -- Make Greek Yogurt -- Make Farmhouse Cheddar -- Restore a Forgotten Fruit Tree -- Growing a Fruiting Espalier -- Carve a Wooden Spoon -- Braid a Rug -- Know Your Honey Bees -- Put Together a Beehive -- Extract Honey -- Make Medicinal Honey -- Make a Water Filter from a 2-Liter Bottle -- Make a Still for Collecting Water -- Grow a Garden to Help You Sleep -- Make a Tincture to Ease Aches and Pains -- Make Antifatigue Essential Oil Drops -- Read Your Weeds for Pature Management -- Use Weeds to Treat Bites and Rashes -- Make a Reusable Dish Cover -- Make Bees Wax Candles -- Store Potatoes Seven Ways -- Store Winter Vegetables -- Give a Full Body Massage -- Give a Foot Massage -- Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -- Sheer a Sheep in 10 Steps -- Make 4 Little Projects from Scraps of Felted Wool -- Make Pot Holders from Recycled Sweaters -- Rewire a Table Lamp -- Re-Cover a Lampshade
Make a Still for Collecting Water -- Grow a Garden to Help You Sleep -- Make a Tincture to Ease Aches and Pains -- Make Antifatigue Essential Oil Drops -- Read Your Weeds for Pature Management -- Use Weeds to Treat Bites and Rashes -- Make a Reusable Dish Cover -- Make Bees Wax Candles -- Store Potatoes Seven Ways -- Store Winter Vegetables -- Give a Full Body Massage -- Give a Foot Massage -- Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -- Sheer a Sheep in 10 Steps -- Make 4 Little Projects from Scraps of Felted Wool -- Make Pot Holders from Recycled Sweaters -- Rewire a Table Lamp -- Re-Cover a Lampshade -- Make Beer the Easy Way -- Pour a Beer for Great Foam -- Build a Raised Garden Bed -- Build a Garden Dolly from a Golf Cart -- Bake Gravy Cookies for Your Dog -- Teach Your Dog to Weave Through Your Legs -- Set Up a Dog Agility Course -- Darn Socks -- Patch Clothing -- Unclog a Drain Without Chemicals -- Thaw Frozen Pipes -- Fix a Burst Pipe -- Make Compost in Four Easy Steps -- Build a Movable Compost Bin -- Make Compost with Worms -- Identify Animal Tracks -- Spot Common Signs of Wildlife -- Speak Chicken -- Catch a Chicken -- Bathe a Chicken -- Make Body Butter -- Make a Super Skin Salve
Make Beer the Easy Way -- Pour a Beer for Great Foam -- Build a Raised Garden Bed -- Build a Garden Dolly from a Golf Cart -- Bake Gravy Cookies for Your Dog -- Teach Your Dog to Weave Through Your Legs -- Set Up a Dog Agility Course -- Darn Socks -- Patch Clothing -- Unclog a Drain Without Chemicals -- Thaw Frozen Pipes -- Fix a Burst Pipe -- Make Compost in Four Easy Steps -- Build a Movable Compost Bin -- Make Compost with Worms -- Identify Animal Tracks -- Spot Common Signs of Wildlife -- Speak Chicken -- Catch a Chicken -- Bathe a Chicken -- Make Body Butter -- Make a Super Skin Salve -- Make Herb-Infused Oil -- Understand the Anatomy of a Timber Frame -- Build a Homestead in (and from) the Woods -- Grow the Most Vegetables Possible -- Can Your Bountiful Harvest -- Blanch and Freeze Vegetables -- Dry Herbs -- Make Herbal Vinegar -- Yoke and Hitch and Ox Team -- Move a Pig -- Move a Cow -- Make a T-Shirt Quilt -- Make a Cardigan from a T-Shirt -- Make Quick Strawberry Jam -- Dry Fruit -- Test the Freshness of an Egg -- Identify 10 Popular Chicken Breeds -- Field Dress a Deer -- Scout for Deer -- Clean a Fish -- Shuck an Oyster -- Dig Clams -- Knit a Hat without a Pattern
Summary, etc.:
"With dozens of visual tutorials, this rich compendium will educate and inspire new hobbies and experiences"-- Provided by publisher
Knowing how to do things for yourself is more than just rewarding-- it's the bedrock of a healthy, self-sufficient lifestyle. From building a fire pit for outdoor roasting to fixing a broken windowpane, building a chicken coop, or making a tincture to ease aches and pains, the step-by-step how-to knowledge in this book takes you on a journey of discovery. The projects in the book are derived from hundreds of Storey titles published over the past four decades. -- adapted from back cover, Welcome! [page 7], and perusal of book.
Subject: Life skills > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Sociology > General.
Life skills
Life skills > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals
Illustrated works.
Handbooks and manuals.
Illustrated works.

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